Sunday, April 26, 2015
We On The Train! by Margaret Maron
If you have ever read a book to a small child you know that the highest possible accolade they can offer is an immediate "Read it again!" The first thing I did after finishing this story is start it over.
Of course, it helps that the story is very short - flash fiction or close to it - but it is so clever that I had to take another look at.
Greg McInnis is a DEA agent who prefers to do his business traveling by train. On a trip up the east coast he is amused by a young African-American woman who is gleefully phoning everyone she knows to tell them that she is going to visit New York with an older man she says is her Uncle Leon.
Sounds innocent enough, but this is a crime story, so something else must be going on here. Will our hero figure it out in time? He only has four pages...